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Lisey's Story

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Mare Winningham

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2006

Duration: 18 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

The “haunting…tender, intimate book that makes an epic interior journey” (The New York Times), Lisey’s Story is a literary masterpiece—an extraordinarily moving and haunting portrait of a marriage and its aftermath.

Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey knew there was a place Scott went—a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it’s Lisey’s turn to face Scott’s demons, to go to that terrifying place known as Boo’ya Moon. What begins as a widow’s effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.

“Intricate...Exhilirating” (The New Yorker), perhaps Stephen King’s most personal and powerful novel ever, Lisey’s Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. It is a beautiful, “rich portrait of a marriage, and the complicated affection that outlives death” (The Washington Post).

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  • Skyler

    While Lisey may be the narrator, this is really the story of a crazed author haunted by a tragic childhood and his visits to another dimension where he gets ideas for his best selling books. Sounds like an autobiography to me! A solid Stephen King novel for fans and newbies to the genre.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • K.Nelson

    Wonderfully written and engaging story. Definitely recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Lindsay Bledsoe

    It took me a little while to decide, but I really loved this novel. It started out slow I guess, and I kept changing my mind about the narrator, because her voice when she was reading as Sparky Landon was grating...but in the end I suppose it was supposed to be, and I certainly never wondered which character was speaking. The story was great, if you give it a chance, and the second set of cd's are a bit better than the first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Marcus O

    Great story, but the pauses between chapters become very inconvenient, and border on disrespectful to the listener. In fact, they ARE disruptive to the listening process. I am not sure if Mr. King intended these 35-65 second pauses to mean anything, but all they do is make me check if my player is still working. BAD BAD BAD!! It really ticked me off when I thought that the 90 second pause for the end of the chapter caused me to try to restart my book, The actual narrator is very good at delegating voices consistently, but the narration score is for the PAUSES!! Stupid, stupid move, idiots!

  • Greg Sach

    Stephen King never fails to impress with the range of his writing and producing stories that you just can't put down. Lisey's story is a great mix of a wife dealing with death of her husband and Stephen kings usual other worldly factor.

  • kimberly SCoggins

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen King has never let me down with any of his works. His story telling ability is truly wonderful. I especially enjoy this. I thought the narrator did a good job. My only complaint is there are long pauses between chapters sometimes

  • Pamela Bischoff

    This was a very good book for me. Kept my mind occupied.

  • Kristin Barron

    This book was very compelling, but at the same time, sometimes I had to just put it on pause and do something else. It was a very intimate look at other people's pain, laid out bare, and at times it was almost too much. the journey, though, was completely satisfying.

  • Jennifer budde

    Very intense look at the lasting effects of childhood tragedy, and unconditional love. This time King details a horror that lurks at the fringes of many lives. Unfortunately, I will never be able to use my OXO can opener again...

  • Anonymous

    I've read the book before, and enjoyed it, but the audio version, with narration (by Mare Wittingham) was incredible. Really made a difference. Overall I would definitely recommend this for other King fans.....

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